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Review: 2018 Best Free DVD Player Software

After upgrading to Windows 10, users may lose the DVD playing capatibility since Microsoft no longer support Windows Media Center in Windows 10 platform. Meanwhile, Apple has dropped DVD media playback on the latest Mac computers. So, it seems a top free DVD player software for Windows and Mac is essential for DVD fans. Luckily, we've rounded up 2018 best free DVD Player Software according to users feedback and google rank in this post.

#1. Brorsoft Player

Brorsoft Player is one of the best DVD video player software with recording fuction for your Windows PC and Mac. It's up-to-date to play 4K UHD and HEVC/H.265 content, Blu-ray/DVD, as well as 8K/4K/HD videos in MKV, MP4, MOV, AVI, WMV, etc formats on your Windows PC and Mac in sharper and vivid effect.

arrow Play 4K/1080P Blu-ray/DVD discs in high definition with DTS-HD Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD. 

arrow Get sharper, vivid effect to play 4K H.265/HEVC videos on PC/Mac. 

arrow Select any period of times and make animated GIF file for sharing to have more fun.  

arrow Take snapshot of the shining moment of your movies.  

arrow Record what's happening on the screen as a straightforward video. It saves time and is quite effective.

arrow Add a bookmark of the video for watching later or return to recent viewed point as you like.

arrow 100% clean, no spyware, no ads and no user tracking.



#2. VLC Media Player

VLC is a free and open source software that supports a wide range of formats including VOB, DVD-Video, VCD, SVCD, CD Audio and various other digital videos. To play DVD with VLC on Windows PC/Mac, you can set it to automatically when a DVD is inserted by choosing the "Play DVD movie VideoLAN VLC media player" option.

arrow.gif Pros: Great keyboard controls; great video and audio performance; can capture video on webcam.
arrow.gif Cons: Default interface is not cool and savvy; skin options need improvement.
arrow.gif Platforms: Mac OS X, Windows (Windows 10 included)


#3. KMPlayer 

KMPlayer is a media player for many file formats support like VCD, DVD, RealMedia, FLV and QuickTime and many more. This professional player is able to support 3D, 2K, 4K & 8K UHD, so you can freely enjoy video or movies of 8K UHD directly on your computer.

arrow.gif Pros: Provide full control over DVD selection, Movie menus, audio menus, subtitle menus, brightness/contrast
arrow.gif Cons: Remember to customize it when starting the installation. Otherwise, potential virus will get along with you. 
arrow.gif Platforms: Windows 2000/XP/Vista, (32bit)/Windows 7 (32bit), Mac OS X 10.6 or later

#4. 5KPlayer 

5KPlayer is a powerful Media Player that comes packed with amazing features like AirPlay Service, Hardware Acceleration, YouTube downloading & more. The program supports playing DVDs from a physical disc or a DVD image file. You can also unlock region-specific DVDs and play them irrespective of their region.

arrow.gif Pros: Excellent feature set; does not take a lot of resources; YouTube Downloader is a blessing.

arrow.gif Cons: The player might be confusing for beginners.

arrow.gif Platforms: Windows 10/8.1/8/7, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and above.


#5. Media Player Classic- Home Cinema

Media Player Classic is a classic media player that was bound to be featured on our list of best media players. MPC-HC is a great Windows 10 Media Player alternative and it also features a DVD player software on Windows 10, subtitle download option, Skype integration, etc.

arrow.gif Pros: Supports H.265, and has for over 2 years, Supports frame stepping with Ctrl+Left/Right

arrow.gif Cons: MPC-HC supports only Windows operating systems.
arrow.gif Platforms: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP



Here is the 2018 top 5 best free DVD player for Windows and Mac. We hope it could be helpful to you. Don't just complain about the top five, let us know what your preferred alternative is- and make your case for it.

Best DVD Ripper for any commercial DVD

After reading above top DVD player software for Windows and Mac, we think you can make your own wise choice. But if you want rip and backup your DVD collections to common digital videos for playing on portable device, Brorsoft DVD Ripper can do such big favor for you.

Overall, it is a professional DVD ripper that is capable of ripping and converting DVD to an acceptable file format WMV, MOV, FLV, AVI, MP4... that is supported by your default media player on your computer. It allows you to convert your DVD with a lot of ease thus making the experience fun. The most amazing thing with this tool is that you can convert your DVD with just a few clicks for watching your DVD movie without the restriction of DVD players.

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